Three to seven seconds… that’s the amount of time a consumer first engages with a product on the shelf, the amount of time a product has to appeal and be chosen by the buyer. As a result, how a product’s packaging looks and feels is a vital part on the path to purchase.
An ethical fashion rating app was launched yesterday, dubbed Good On You, which is free for Kiwis to download and provides a way for consumers to see how fashion brands in New Zealand stack up in regard to ethical practices.
“It’s a crisis. They’re all sold out,” exclaims a desperate Marcus Lush in a Tweet. And he isn’t the only one struggling with this issue. Denizens across the SuperCity are battling to cope with what has turned out to be a very balmy, sweaty summer.
As advertisers spread news about all those fantastic sales out there, the criminals in our midst create personal wishlists of all the items they aim to get at 100 percent discounts. So to help retailers keep an eye on the most regularly targeted goods, software company Auror recently compiled a list of the items stolen most often around Christmas. And as it turns out, meat is the most common target.
Building on the tradition of madness that pervades the annual Black Friday shopping sprees, a woman at a Philadelphia mall whipped out a taser at this year’s event. PLUS: watch a compilation of some of the craziest things that have happened at the post-Thanksgiving sale over the years.
According to Nielsen research, 54 percent of Kiwis aged over 18 years are now shopping online, an increase from 38 percent of New Zealanders five years ago, with New Zealanders spending $3.7 billion in the last 12 months.
If there is one ‘new wave’ trend engaging retailers and businesses at the moment, it’s the burgeoning pool of knowledge, insight and digital tools that shoppers are now drawing on to shop smarter and save more. And while it’s often claimed New Zealand is 12 to 18 months behind global trends, it was staggering to learn at the recent eTail Conference in Palm Springs that retailers in the USA have more like a three to five year lead on their Kiwi counterparts.
Is all that planet-killing commercial detritus getting you down this Christmas? Of course it is. You need some knowledgeable greenfingers to guide you through the environmental maze. And our sustainable cohorts at Good magazine have just launched the first edition of The Good Shopping Handbook to help you out.